"On the set, they call me 'Little Opie' because Ron Howard started as a child actor and grew up to direct," notes the young actor who played Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years. "He could be a role model for me. I'm always looking through the camera and checking angles. I want to learn all that I can."
"There's a very limited list of young, energized, talented, clever, versatile comedy directors because you have to know more than just cameras, you have to know comedy," notes 2 Broke Girls showrunner and Sex and the City executive producer Michael Patrick King.
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